Lesson Plan

What is My Place Value?

Expand on your students' knowledge of base ten numbers with this lesson that introduces the students to the place and value of digits within a number.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Place Value and Rounding pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Place Value and Rounding pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to determine the place and the value of a digit in a number and round the number to the nearest 10 or 100.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
Place Value
  • Bring the students, with their math journals and a pencil, to the class meeting area. Tell them to place their supplies on the floor next to them.
  • Ask students to turn and talk to a partner about the term place value. Allow them to utilize their math journals to create an image or chart to help them explain what they know.
  • Tell the students that today they're going to learn how to determine the place and the value of each digit in a number and round to the nearest 10 or 100.

Beginning

  • Invite students to share their thoughts about definitions in their home language (L1).
  • Have students discuss with a supportive partner or a peer with the same L1, if possible.

Intermediate

  • Give students vocabulary cards with key terms to use throughout the lesson. Include words such as value, place value, digit, position, rounding.